Okabe, Shizuoka

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Okabe
岡部町
Former municipality
Location of Okabe in Shizuoka Prefecture
Location of Okabe in Shizuoka Prefecture
Okabe is located in Japan
Okabe
Okabe
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°55′N 138°17′E / 34.917°N 138.283°E / 34.917; 138.283Coordinates: 34°55′N 138°17′E / 34.917°N 138.283°E / 34.917; 138.283
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Shizuoka Prefecture
District Shida
Merged January 1, 2009
(now part of Fujieda, Shizuoka)
Area
 • Total 53.29 km2 (20.58 sq mi)
Population (December 31, 2008)
 • Total 12,210
Symbols
 • Tree Osmanthus
 • Flower Prunus Mume
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website City of Fujieda

Okabe (岡部町?, Okabe-chō) was a town located in Shida District, Shizuoka, Japan.

Okabe developed in the Edo period as Okabe-juku, a post town on the Tōkaidō.

As of 2003, the town had an estimated population of 12,839 and a density of 240.93 persons per km². The total area was 53.29 km². The town was served by an interchange on Japan National Route 1, but had no train service.

On January 1, 2009, Okabe was merged into the expanded city of Fujieda and thus no longer exists as an independent municipality. Shida District was dissolved as a result of the merger.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20070728082506/http://www.kokudo.or.jp/new/cities/sub/chubu/22.htm. Archived from the original on July 28, 2007. Retrieved September 8, 2008.  Missing or empty |title= (help)